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.s. families are left in limbo following a law signed in russia banning american families from adopting there. hear from a bay area family who says she isn't giving up hope. >>> good evening i'm ken wayne. >> and i'm maureen naylor. frank and julie are off tonight. we begin with breaking news out of marin county where two people in the last hour have been rescued from the water near the golden gate bridge. coast guard officials tell us they received a call that two people were struggling in the water in this area. rescue boats raced to the site and just about 30 minutes ago coast guard crews pulled two people from the water. there's no word on the victim's identity or their condition. >>> as law enforcement agencies get ready for beefed up dui patrols around the bay area. a lawmaker is proposing a new bill that toughness drunk driving laws. patti lee joins us with details on that plan. >> reporter: there will be multiple dui checkpoints including here in palo alto which will have a command center set up by 9:00 a.m. these are after a bill passed this afternoon will help stop repeat drunk driv
injured. the cause of the accident is under investigation. >>> california law enforcement is reporting an uptick in drunk driving arrests. 1,170 people were arrested for dui statewide compared to 980 in 2011. and 39 people died compared to 14 last year. in the bay area, 165 people people were arrest -- people were arrested. last year 188 arrests were made and no fatalities. they will beef up patrols again friday through tuesday. >>> the man who commanded -- general norman schwarzkopf has died. he commanded the u.s.-led international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 1991. he retired in 1992. he rejected calls to run for office. he was 78 years old. >>> president obama cut his hawaii vacation short and returned to washington, d.c. today to try to avoid the so- called it can it can. the perez -- so-called fiscal cliff. the president is expected to meet with leaders tomorrow and congress will conseen a special sunday -- convene a special sunday session. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar is here with a look at the building angwer washington, especially -- anger w
100 people when it rains. law enforcement is also warning people not to drink and drive. officers and deputies are running saturation patrols in santa clara county. dui check points will take place tonight in san jose and gilroy. >> in marin county a homeowner was happy to be alive at this tree came crashing down. she thinks the wind and rain are what caused that tree to fall over. >>> the ktvu weather team can keep you up to date on weather conditions. you can follow them on twitter and facebook. >> we have new information tonight on a hit and run near twin peaks in san francisco. a woman identified as 56-year- old uyi yowl has died from her injuries. we've brought you this story as it was breaking last night. the woman's son said today his mother was visiting from china. investigators say the driver struck the four pedestrians as they walked. the impact knocked them down a steep dark hillside making rescue efforts difficult. police arrested a 24-year-old woman on charges of felony dui and hit and run. >> a shooting in a bank parking lot prompted two schools to go on lockdown thi
is losing out on federal vouchers provided from the no child left behind law. according to a report in the san jose perkry news, the state was notified last friday. it requires yearly improvements in test scores and punishes districts that don't achieve the goals. state educators say the goal is realistic. . >>> adoptions between american families and russian children could soon end. now that russia's president is expected to sign a bill into law by the end of the week. ktvu's mike mibach is live in the newsroom with the effect it's having on one young woman. >> reporter: that's right. it's like a political chess match with thousands of children in the middle. since 1992, more than 60,000 russian children have been adopted by u.s. families and here in the bay area the story hits home for one of those 60,000. a determined set of eyes. >> i just love clothes. >> reporter: a patient hand. >> i said it would be really cool if i could design them. >> reporter: 18-year-old julia rally has a dream and her life sketch he's a designer. >> they have a wonderful two- year program for fashio
community center shooting 13 years ago, pushing for stricter gun laws. >> universal background checks and closing the gun show loophole would stop so many lives from being taken. that and banning assault rifles. there is no need to have ar-15 rifles in the hands of civilians. >> reporter: in san francisco, cara lui, ktvu channel 2news. >>> the founder of a new york-based video game site called for a cease-fire from violent online games yesterday. the webmaster of gamer fit nation said he believes tens of thousands of players participated, but many people who left comments on his website said video games had nothing to do with the shootings and said the cease-fire was an example of using a tragedy as self promotion. >>> san mateo's county chief probation officer -- federal investigators are looking into allegations against stuart forest. the u.s. postal service inspection service is heading up the investigation and the fbi is assisting. >>> officials with the america's cup boat race say larry ellison's oracle team spied on a competitor. an international jury delivered the verdict. the
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